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Program Assistant, Connecting Capital and Community

Center for Community Investment
District of Columbia, United States
$49,000.00 - $55,000.00
Closing date
Feb 21, 2024

Organization: The Center for Community Investment (CCI), a sponsored project at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, works to ensure that all communities, especially those that have suffered from structural racism and policies that have left them economically and socially isolated, can unlock the capital they need to thrive. CCI has a well-established framework (capital absorption) and approach (racial equity and adaptive leadership) that community investment partnerships can use to mobilize investment capital in order to: create opportunities for affordable housing, jobs, climate resilience, and other drivers of well-being; advance racial equity; and make their communities more cohesive and environmentally sustainable. CCI’s ultimate goal is to transform the community investment system so that all communities have equitable access to capital and people with low incomes and people of color can shape the futures they want for themselves.

Connecting Capital and Community (3C) Initiative: 3C is designed to introduce the capital absorption framework to multi-sector teams in five major cities and help teams apply it in order to enhance and scale their affordable housing efforts, further develop their community investment ecosystems, and, ultimately, enable low-income, Black and Latinx residents to thrive. In each city, a diverse team of stakeholders from multiple organizations will work together to achieve an ambitious result that goes beyond individual projects to system changes aimed at improving the structure of opportunity in their community.

CCI is seeking a creative self-starter with a strong learning orientation to join our team. The right candidate will combine an interest in the big picture with the ability to pay close attention to details. We strongly encourage candidates with an interest and commitment to advancing racial equity and justice within community development, housing finance, and climate to apply. The Program Assistant will support the execution and impact of the 3C initiative and the Programs team through a combination of project coordination and administrative support.

What you’ll do:

  • Program Support and Coordination
    • Liaise with initiative participants, staff, and consultants to coordinate meetings and disseminate information
    • Participate in and coordinate the planning, implementation, and follow up associated with in-person and virtual convenings
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings with and for consultants, staff, and program participants
    • Coordinate the logistics of in-person events, including hotel blocks, meeting space set up, catering, and participant reimbursements
    • Coordinate the logistics of virtual events, including Zoom set-up, and creating and managing collaborative online platforms
    • Help develop, assemble, and distribute documents and other materials for convenings and meetings
    • Draft and edit program-related documents including web content, internal and external correspondence, memos, presentations, and proposals for internal and external audiences
    • Document and track activities and progress of the program and participating teams
  • Administrative Support
    • Maintain all initiative documents, notes, virtual folders, and research in an organized and accessible manner
    • Take clear, comprehensive notes in meetings as needed
    • Coordinate program-related internal and external meetings, book rooms, assign dial-in/Zoom info, keep Outlook calendars up-to-date, ensure appropriate IT is set up, and manage catering and material needs as required
    • Work with the Operations team to ensure consultant and participant travel arrangements and reimbursements are completed in a timely manner
    • Provide technology support for tools like Zoom, Box, Google Drive, and other platforms to program participants and staff
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Support the Programs team with program coordination, brainstorming, and logistical implementation as needed
    • Contribute to creating and maintaining an organizational culture that is respectful, values learning, and promotes equity and opportunity
    • Support special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of work experience preferred, or non-degreed candidates with four years of work experience
  • Relevant professional experience in project management, writing, communications, event planning, and other related areas
  • Relevant professional experience in planning and coordinating events and convenings
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including cultural competency and sensitivity to diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Curiosity and demonstrated interest in the work of CCI. Relevant professional and educational backgrounds include but not limited to: community/housing development, urban planning, climate justice, environmental justice, community organizing, non-profit advocacy, public health, racial equity
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Flexible and adaptive approach with the ability to routinely juggle multiple competing priorities and work in teams
  • Strong interest in personal and professional development with an ability to use feedback (both to give and receive) constructively
  • Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Experience using and coordinating the use of virtual social platforms (Zoom, Google, Etc.)


Location: Washington, D.C. Domestic travel will be required (approximately 15% Full-Time Equivalent, COVID permitting)

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